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Indians acquire RHP Jairo Asencio

Updated: March 29, 2012, 9:30 PM ET
Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Cleveland Indians have acquired reliever Jairo Asencio from the Atlanta Braves for cash.

Asencio was on the Braves' restricted list all of 2010 after it was discovered he had come to the U.S. as Luis Valdez and claimed to be three years younger. The Indians are already dealing with a similar case as the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona was actually Roberto Hernandez and three years older.

Hernandez remains in the Dominican Republic attempting to obtain ...

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